National president of the National People’s Party (NPP) Conrad Sangma, on March 4, condemned the attack on the properties of the two HSPDP MLAs by unknown miscreants on March 3 evening and termed the act as “unacceptable”.
Addressing media persons after the swearing-in ceremony of Timothy D Shira as Pro tem Speaker at Raj Bhavan today, Sangma said, “It is very unfortunate that these incidents happened; it is sad to see that this is kind of behaviour in Meghalaya, a state that has always believed in democracy. This kind of violence has never been seen in Meghalaya before. This is something that is unacceptable.”
To a question on the HSPDP’s letter of withdrawing support sent by party president KP Pangniang last night, Sangma said, “Yes the political party sent the letter but it is parliamentary party and legislature party that lend the support and MLAs are supporting us.”
Meanwhile, the NPP chief said all steps have been taken to ensure there is no law and order breakdown in the state. “All steps have been taken; sufficient manpower has been deployed to ensure law and order is maintained,” he added.
To the public meetings called by certain pressure groups, Sangma said, the fact that permission by the respective dorbar shnong was denied to them to hold meetings is a clear indication that these activities are at a personal level.